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Molly Ringwald Urges Teens to Get Second Meningitis Vaccine Dose Amid Falling Numbers

Molly Ringwald joined Cheddar to raise awareness with the National Meningitis Association (NMA) campaign to vaccinate children against meningococcal meningitis even as the numbers of teens getting the recommended second dose fell dramatically during the pandemic, according to the actress. She noted that the disease, though rare, can be fatal, recounting the story of NMA's president Leslie Maier, whose 17-year-old son died within 24 hours of showing symptoms.

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